The Control Center is something I surely take advantage of on a daily basis while using my iPhone.
And I’m sure a lot of you does too. Using this feature, you can get access to multiple settings on your iOS device in a matter of second.
What’s in the Control Center?
- Airplane Mode (Many people use this to disable Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular signals)
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Turn on/off)
- Do Not Disturb (Silent your iPhone or iPad when receiving calls or notifications)
- Orientation Lock (Avoid your device from turning sideways)
- Brightness adjustment
- AirPlay Mirroring and AirDrop
And other useful quick actions such as Night Shift, Flashlight, Alarms and Timer, Calculator, and Camera.
As you can see, the Control Center pretty much provide some of the most-used options on our iPhone and iPad, and we couldn’t ask for more.
However, after jailbreaking my device and use several Cydia tweaks designed specifically for this feature, I think there’s still room for improvement.
Unlike in iOS 9 or lower versions, the Control Center in iOS 10 now has two different pages. The first one includes everything except for your music player and volume controller. In fact, Night Mode icon even have its own separate row now instead of staying in line with other icons.
When swiping right, the Music player will display. You will be able to see current playing song, forward or backward and control your volume using the slider.
I don’t appreciate a lot of new elements in iOS 10, but its Control Center isn’t one of them. If you would like to take this concept and apply it to older iOS version, try a new jailbreak tweak called Decorus.
How to Bring iOS 10 Control Center to Older iOS
- Go to Cydia and reload your sources
- Find Decorus from the BigBoss repository
- Purchase > Install > and Respring
Besides the redesign and an additional page, you won’t notice anything else. It will pretty much be the same. I hope you guys like the new redesigned Control Center in iOS 9.
Note: You also have the options to turn on and off additional features. Go to your stock Settings app and configure them from there.
Ever since I updated to iOS 9.3.3 for jailbreaking purposes. My Control Center feel a little bloated.
Yes, one icon could change everything.
Normally, when you launch your Control Center, there are four quick shortcuts at the bottom. These include Flashlight, Timer, Calculator, and Camera.
But starting in iOS 9.3.x, there is another toggle. This little icon can now activate the Night Shift feature that Apple introduces back in March.
I don’t know about you, but I never make use of this shortcut. It bothers to have a useless toggle between the ones that I’m actively using.
Luckily, developer iKilledAppl3 was able to come up with a tweak called NukeCCNiteShift to get rid of it.
How to Hide Night Shift Toggle From Control Center in iOS 9.3+
- First thing you want to do is launch Cydia
- Use Search tab and type in NukeCCNiteShift
- Select Install, Confirm, and Respring
According to the developer, this tweak should work upon installing.
Using NukeCCNiteShift does not remove the entire Night Shift feature, you can still activate it in the Settings app.
Furthermore, not only that it works with the stock Control Center but also others including Auxo 3. Give it a go and let us know how you like it.
With that being said, I recently found another tweak called CCRecord that add a Record button to your Control Center in iOS 10 and it will record your screen as well.
The beauty of this tweak is that it doesn’t act as a quick action for another package like Display Recorder. In other words, CCRecord is an actual screen recorder for your iPhone and iPad.
Once installed from Cydia’s BigBoss repo, you can swipe up to activate the Control Center and start recording.
Released by the same creator of CCRecord, this tweak will add an option to enable or disable Low Power Mode right on your Control Center.
The tweak now supports iOS 9 and 10. All you have to do is install CCLowPower from Cydia and make use of it instantly.
What do you think about the Music preferences on your Control Center? To me, it is missing some essential design elements and functionality.
Bragi is a redesigned Music Controls tweak which adds some new colors to the Control Center and improves user-experience.
When not playing, Bragi will allow you to set a default player, so when you tap on it, the music will start playing right away without launching the app. Furthermore, users have more options from the reachability view area. Bragi is also compatible with popular tweaks like Acapella and more.
You can purchase and download it from the BigBoss repo for $1.
Those are my favorite Cydia tweaks for the Control Center feature. If you have any other suggestion, feel free to comment them down below.